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My Students Can Notice/Wonder, Now What?
9:30  10:30 Saturday, December 1
Marie Hogan, West Covina, CA
Suzanne Alejandre, Philadelphia, PA
What problemsolving strategies do students already have? How can they develop their mathematical practices? How do they get better at specific strategies? How do they get better at choosing strategies? We'll share ideas and handouts for you to try!
Powerpoint from session:
download PPT: cmcnorth.session235.ppt
download PDF: cmcnorth.session235.pdf
 Introductions

 Notice/Wonder: Sound familiar?
 Overview of this Math Forum strategy.
 The Oracle's Oration  Scenario [pdf].
 CMCNorth 2011: Get Your Students Hooked On Noticing and Wondering
 Understanding the Problem: Notice/Wonder

 Adopting Notice/Wonder as a classroom practice
 personal white boards
 textbook
 bridge to algebra

 Connecting to CCSS: Standards for Mathematical Practice
 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

 Change the Representation
 Brainstorming Representations [pdf]
 Top Notch Nose Contest (problem) [pdf]
 Top Notch Nose Contest (scenario) [pdf]

 Get Unstuck
 I Don't Know What to Do and I Don't Know if I'm Right [pdf]
 Zoo Train (problem) [pdf]
 Zoo Train (scenario) [pdf]

 Make a Table
 What has to be Organized? and Setting the Table [pdf]
 To B or Not to B (problem) [pdf]
 To B or Not to B (scenario) [pdf]

 Use Logical Reasoning
 Must, Can't, Might [pdf]
 Movie Seating (problem) [pdf]
 Movie Seating (scenario) [pdf]

 Scoring Rubrics
 How Submissions Are Scored [HTML]
 Look for the PDF links near the bottom of the page.

 Additional Resources
 Blog: Suzanne at the Math Forum [HTML]

 Annie Fetter: Ever Wonder What They'd Notice? [Ignite! Talk]
 Max Ray: Why 2 > 4: A Proof by Induction [Ignite! Talk]

 How to Start Problem Solving in Your Classroom PDF]
 Problem SolvingIt Has to Begin with Noticing and Wondering [PDF]
 Unsilence Students' Voices [PDF]
 Think You Don't Have Time to Use the PoWs? [PDF]
 Writing to Develop Understanding: The Math Forum @ Drexel's PoWs [PDF]

 Free Online Resources at the Math Forum [PDF]

 Opportunity
 DrexelNOW article: NSF Awards $2.2 Million to Project Studying CommunityBased Professional Development for Math Teachers
 EnCoMPASS: Emerging Communities for Mathematical Practices and Assessment

